Problem with my new SkyCommander
Posted 21 November 2012 - 09:14 AM
Posted 21 November 2012 - 10:16 AM
1.) Is your Sky Commander configured properly? Make sure it thinks it is hooked up to an alt/az scope and not an equatorial one. Check your manual.
2.) If that doesn't work, I would suspect a problem with your wiring.
Posted 21 November 2012 - 12:20 PM
Posted 21 November 2012 - 01:09 PM
You can also try contacting Sky Engineering in the meantime and see if they can help you.
Posted 21 November 2012 - 01:20 PM
Posted 26 November 2012 - 01:33 PM
Also, the cables should form a "Y". The junction plug is the one that should go into the Sky Commander. The plugs on the ends of the two arms of the Y are the ones that should go into the encoders. Because you're getting a single encoder to "spin" both altitude and azimuth numbers simultaneously, it almost sounds like the junction of the Y (where two cables meet) is inserted into an encoder.
Pictures might help, too.
EDIT: The stalk could be the culprit too, if the internal wiring has shorted or something. Definitely take the stalk out of the equation and test. Good luck.
Posted 28 November 2012 - 09:49 PM